Deliver the new BTEC Dance Tech awards in Performing Arts with confidence; explore practical ideas for course delivery, student engagement, application of criteria and example assignment briefs and student work.


  • Develop a clear insight into all three components of the BTEC Performing Arts Tech Award
  • Know what is expected of a learner for the external assessment
  • Uncover how the specification works in practice
  • Have the confidence to plan your course
  • Discover how you can deliver the course with a dance specialist
COURSE DATE London | Friday 15 November 2019
London | Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Heads of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Performing Arts
  • Teachers of Dance
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.15am
Getting to know the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

  • The new structure: how Dance fits in
  • Similarities to BTEC Next generation and what do we recognise?
  • What has changed and how will this affect our planning?
  • Planning for assessment opportunities
  • Grade calculations

11.15 – 11.30am
Discussion: coffee break

11.30 – 12.30pm
Component 1 Exploring

  • Exploring the Unit Content and understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practice with both Level 1 and Level 2 for this component
  • Sharing ideas for unit content and what can be explored, ideas for existing repertoire
  • Looking at examples assignment briefs and student work

12.30 – 1.15pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.15 – 2.15pm
Component 2 Developing

  • Exploring the Unit Content and understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practice with component 2
  • Providing feedback to learners
  • Looking at student work together and grading
  • Assessment and verification procedures

2.15 – 2.30pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

2.30 – 3.15pm
Component 3 Performing

  • Exploring the Unit Content and gaining an understanding of what is being asked of the learner
  • Approaches to the external brief, effective planning and rehearsal
  • Overview of how external assessments contribute to overall achievement

3.15 – 3.45pm
Managing your BTEC

  • Assessment planning in your centre
  • Resources available
  • Networking
  • Idea share for time management
BTEC Dance